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The Times’front page story:House prices along the south coast were increasing, with several properties notably cracking the million-dollar mark across Spring 2007 and Summer 2008.
Nationalnews:Melbourne based artist Sam Leach raised eyebrows with his self portrait Self in Uniform, which was inspired by a poster of Adolf Hitler. The work was a finalist in the 2008 Archibald Prize.
Number one song in Australia:Leona Lewis – Bleeding Love
PLAYTIME: City of Victor Harbor Mary-Lou Corcoran was excited about the start of Whaletime Playtime in June 2008.
ON TOP: The Times won the best newspaper award in the over 6000 copies per week category at the Country Press Awards. Pictured celebrating the award are The Times’ then managing editor Carolyn Jeffrey and BankSA regional manager South East Rural Kevin Sorrell, and The Times’ staff of the day: journalists Brooke DuBois, Claire Thwaites, Amie Brokenshire, Michael Simmons; photographer Michael Oakes; admin staff Jan Wood, Jenny Telford and Sue Flynn. Production staff Julie Lucht de Freibruch, Graeme Lavis, Delrae Galpin and Ellen Wheaton; sales staff Tanya Schafer, Tamera Dowsett, Nola Schulz, Karyn Reynolds, Jacqueline Stam and Rob Wood. Missing were Venitta Williams, Cassandra Pennycook, Julia Beckett, Judy Pinson and Drew Evers.
MAKE IT RAIN: Fleurieu properties valued at more than a million dollars were becoming increasingly popular with buyers. Pictured are Toop&Toop real estate agent Mark Thwaites with new home owner Sharon Couper, who bought a Bridge Terrace house for more than $1.4 million.
NOT A SCRATCH: Laurie Taylor escaped with minor cuts and bruises after he collided with a kangaroo on Victor Harbor Road between Willunga and Mount Compass on February 19, 2008.
OFF YOU GO: Mount Compass A1 player Alex Num drives a ball hard at the weekend’s cricket match against Encounter Bay.
ON THE MOVE: Under 16 Slammers player Ayden Bartlett heads down the court in an attempt to score in the grand final of the match in the Great Southern Amateur Basketball Association carnival.
LOW: Goolwa White division three player Morgan Stanley gets his racket to the ground to make a swift shot during the weekend tennis.
YOU CAN’T STOP ME: Sam Stevanovic is surrounded in the under 16 boys finals against Strathalbyn at the Great Southern Amateur Basketball Association’s association carnival.
STAYING ALIVE: South Coast SES’ Bob Suba shows Adelaide’s Rachael Schubert and Encounter Bay’s Dawn Miller the jaws of life at Port Elliot CFS’ 50th birthday celebrations.
TOO CUTE: Chelsea Miller from Port Elliot shows Victor Harbor’s Matthew Miller the original trailer pump used by the Port Elliot CFS at its 50th anniversary celebrations.
OPEN FOR BUSINESS: ANZ Victor Harbor opened at its new building on the corner of Coral Street and Torrens Road. Pictured are ANZ managing director of rural banking Rob Goudsward, City of Victor Harbor mayor Mary-Lou Corcoran, Member for Finniss Michael Pengilly and ANZ Victor Harbor branch manager Matt Cousins.
NOT LONG TO GO: Efforts to fund-raise for the Fleurieu’s Relay for Life 2008 event were ramping up with garage sales, morning teas and more. Pictured are the Odd Bods team members Judy Bray, Michelle and Simon Fuller, Squizzy, Claire Fuller, Brenda Brown and Shirley Binsted.
FINISHING TOUCH: City of Victor Harbor city manager Graeme Maxwell was happy to be at the unveiling of the town Civic Centre’s mosaic unveiling. The work was designed by Jeff Kropinyeri.
PLANTING THE FUTURE: VIctor Harbor R-7 School students Katrina, Harmony, Lena, Kalib, Ashlee, Mitchell, Jake and Maria helped establish the Yntuwallin Community Garden at the Southern Fleurieu Health Service.
WHAT A MILESTONE: Port Elliot CFS celebrated its 50th birthday and acknowledged the efforts put in by many of its members. Pictured receiving National Service Medals for their outstanding levels of service are Terry Vivian, Darren Van Rens, Oliver Modra, Edward Vivian, Allan Pomery, Deane Perry and Paul Freebairn.
GRIND: Peter Inkster and Marshall Watson were excited to use the new Port Elliot skate park, which opened on February 11, 2008.
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